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Posted November 19, 2015 - 05:20 AM

The LGT bracket is leaning against the rear fender in pic #2 above. At least it looks like one with the u-shape part on the end.


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Posted November 19, 2015 - 11:15 PM

The LGT bracket is leaning against the rear fender in pic #2 above. At least it looks like one with the u-shape part on the end.

 

I think it goes with the monstrous snowblower I got with these.  I'll get pictures of it all laid out, I REALLY want to get one running and throw some snow with it this year.  Can't find much for manuals on these sadly.  Or any information really expecially attachments.


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Posted November 19, 2015 - 11:34 PM

I'm glad you got them.


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Posted November 20, 2015 - 10:06 AM

I think it goes with the monstrous snowblower I got with these.  I'll get pictures of it all laid out, I REALLY want to get one running and throw some snow with it this year.  Can't find much for manuals on these sadly.  Or any information really expecially attachments.


If that bracket is for the snow blower, and I think it is,
It's for a tube frame LGT and won't work on your 53500.

When looking for manuals, look for the Ford LGT 195 manuals.
I beleave you can find them on this site in the manuals section.

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Posted November 20, 2015 - 10:17 AM

There is an LGT 195 Operators manual uploaded, along with the 60" mower. The Ford Repair and Parts Manuals include the 195 as well. They just will not show the Jacobsen style grille. Most everything else should be the same.


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Posted November 20, 2015 - 02:42 PM

Mark,

Kenny turned me on to this: http://gardentractor...r-parts-manual/

 

It's the snow blower parts list. Shows the layout of the components. Looks as if you use one of the plow mounting frames for the tractor attachment.


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 12:27 AM

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It is interesting, the two with white fenders and seatpans are labled as Jacobsens yet one has a ford badge and the other jacobsen.  I wouldn't doubt if these were the last of the production, slapped together from spare parts.  What is weird is the Ford badged one has the Jacobsen grill, blue was repainted to orange and it has 195 on the side panels.  The all orange one is a full and proper 53500 Jacobsen.

 

I dug into the tractors a bit and the Orange 53500 is very rusty, needs a lot of work, but the engine turns over and looks to be in good condition and when removed the sparkplugs were clean (No moisture in the cylinders). The Ford badged tractor turns over as well and has geat compression but the spark plugs had corrosion on them so the heads will have to come off to inspect the cylinders.  The jacobsen badged machine has a LONG since ruined engine,  Removing the sparkplugs stripped the holes in the head, cylinders are full of deep pitting flaky rust, and a few head bolts broke off...

 

I hope to get one running in a couple days and test drive it.  The wiring in the 2 white ones is a HUGE mess.  Wire nuts, cut wires, tons of taped up hand twisted connections.  I have a battery ready to go but not until the wiring and fuel systems are taken care of. 

 

Good engine in the crusty 53500

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Posted November 25, 2015 - 12:29 AM

Also, I was looking at the manuals online (Thanks for pointing them out to me guys!) and I will have to modify a plow bracket to mount the snowblower but I have 3 so I should be able to mount it very easily and maybe have it all figured out in time to actually use one of these beasts this year!


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 06:29 AM

I hope you can get at least one running. I'd like to have one of those critters. Maybe put a small diesel in it.


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 10:14 AM

I think I should be able to get one going by the end of the week. I'll be pulling the heads off the one to see how it looks today. Fingers crossed for nothing bad. Worst case I could stop the sale of the NOS engine and throw it in a machine.

A diesel swap would be really cool to do! Should be enough room under the hood for one.
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Posted November 25, 2015 - 05:26 PM

You want to check those engines for snapped connecting rods.
Common problem on these.
Did you check the shaft size on that extra engine?
I'll bet it's 1-7/16" diameter. The engines in the tractors are 1-1/8" diameter as I recall.
Still I wouldn't sell it till you know you don't need it.
I don't believe these left the Jacobsen factory like they are. Someone got handy with a wrench!

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Posted November 25, 2015 - 07:57 PM

I bet they were left over parts thrown together.  LOTS of bad woring and wire nuts in these things... Definitly not factory lol



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Posted November 25, 2015 - 08:44 PM

I got to dig into the Ford badged one today.  The cylinders sadly had rust... I went at it with oil, a brass brust, and 0000 steel wool to get it cleaned up.  Didn't turn out too bad but I'd like your guys opinion since one of the cylinders did end up with pitting.  Its small and minor and right near the end of the bore.  Think it may be good enough to at least test fire it?  (First picture clean bore, second the pitted one)

 

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I would LOVE to test run the engine before I spent a ton of money having it bored out or swapping to a different block.  Both pistons move nicely and I hear no abnormal noises when turning it over with the starter.  I do have a line on a good recently run motor with a blown rod, but in theory I have parts motors...


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Posted November 26, 2015 - 05:50 AM

I'd give it a whirl! Might smoke a little. Put some MMO in the gas and a tad in the oil in case the rings are stuck.



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Posted November 26, 2015 - 07:11 AM

I agree with Kenny, you have nothing to lose.Go for it!






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